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: president obama, sworn in yesterday, promising to change the tax code, immigration laws, and act on climate change. good morning, everyone. we will spend the first part of this morning's "washington journal" on yesterday's inaugural address. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. also, send us a tweet, twitter.com/c-spanwj. post your comments on facebook, or you can e-mail us. journal@c-span.org. let me begin this morning, this is "the wall street journal," had line. "obama vows aggressive agenda." "he is looking beyond the fiscal battle set to dominate the coming weeks." and then a side story, an analysis. "the president is set to fight over a new to do list." "the inauguration was not only grayer, he sounded less like a man ready for lofty flights and more ready for ground battles." and then here is "the washington post," this morning. there had lyme, "we must act." -- there had line, "we must act -- their headline, "we must act." "the new york times," this morning, "a limitless vision." "speech gives quiet goals center stage." "our jou
? >> reporter: democrats have been setting very strong signals they want more tax increases or at least revenue enhancements through closing loopholes and deductions. majority leader cantor responded to that yesterday. listen up. >> well, you know i fundamentally disagree. i don't think most americans would say to give more money to washington to have washington spend their money is a way to help anybody. >> reporter: also yesterday, the president strongly defended social security, medicare and medicaid and with anp a parent jab at his defeated opponent mitt romney said those entitlement do not make us a nation of takers. republicans have long-held those entitlements are on the road to insolvency unless they are fundamentally restructured. martha. martha: doug, thank you. doug mckelway. bill: house republicans say they hope the move will shift the focus to spending and push the senate into passing a budget. remember it has been four years since the senate passed a budget in washington. >> i think it is about time the senate did its legal responsibility of passing a budget. we passed one each of
's already too much uncertainty in our tax structure to be doing this again in three months adds to the uncertainty. there are other thoughts as well. twitter available to you, too. stuart, you are up first. good morning. caller: this goes along with the war on weapons. what congress needs to talk about is the everyday city crime, the shootings among drug dealers, the prison industrial complex, what ron paul and ralph nader talk about. real solutions to the debt limit and taxation of illegal drugs, at least marijuana will reduce the deficit, increase revenue, increase jobs. decrease crime in half. host: so what do you think about the strategy from house republicans? what do you think specifically on this as a strategy? caller: i think it's just a big joke. without new revenue. they know. they don't care that we're going down the tubes. they don't care about sese quest ration. now they are talking about the construction industry is going crazy. we need more cheap labor from third world countries. like that's going to help. host: ela is on our democrats line from charlotte, south c
not want to do it. he actually does want to negotiate on spending and tax reform. what he does not want to do is have that take place when the republican position on the debt takes the economy hostage. that is off the table. i think the president is smart to be firm and clear on that. next time it would be democrats if we had a republican president. ashley: would you agree, i know it is out of your area, but the senate has not passed a budget in four years now. would you agree with republicans that it is not the way to go and i could, in fact, be breaking the law without i do agree with them. we actually have not passed the budget. i am with them on this concern about our inability to actually do the basic work that a legislature must do. ashley: i know bernanke, timothy geithner, rating agencies and many more states what is the point of a debt ceiling? we routinely raise it anyway. what is the purpose? >> there is no purpose. the debt ceiling has become a device for fiscal irresponsibility. republicans and democrats both dated. senator obama voted against the debt ceiling increase. if
's unacceptable for some republicans in congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they refuse to let tax rates go up on wealthiest americans. >> sean: gun at the head of the american people and republicans hostage takers and mr. president, comments like that are responsible for the gridlock in washington and whether or not mr. president, you like to believe it, you're to blame. and with us, stuart varney and co-host of "the five", dana perino, it never stops. >> at least he's consistent? good point. >> there are -- when there's a saying, you know, don't believe your own hype. i also think that in some ways presidents should not read their own press. there are always going be to be critics and i remember george w. bush did not spend a lot of times reading the nasty things that people said about him. he would say, look, this is where i think we need to go, this is a policy and help me get there. and he would try to bring in people from the other side to get that done. that wasn't always possible and people didn't always agree with him, but that was a bert approach and got more d
doesn't put tax pay thornse hook for 100% of the cost of projects that are unrelated to hurricane sandy. the amendment waives the standard local cost share for what -- for, quote, ongoing construction projects. this applies to peach renourishment projects which are typically cost shared at a 65% federal, 35% local shear. while the waiving of this local cost share for this type of pradget is uns predent, i understand that for our friends in new jersey, new york, and connecticut, hurricane sandy was also unprecedented. our amendment does not change the language with respect to repairing the beaches damaged by hurricane sandy. but unfortunately, the language could be interpreted to also waive local cost share for future periodic beach replenishment unrelated to any damage caused by hurricane sandy. these typically can take up to over a 50-year period and cans to the tens of millions of dollars. i'm confident that's not what was intended by the amendment as it was offered. but the amendment is necessary to make sure that that's not how it's interpreted at some point in the future. madam cha
. mr. wilson:section 8 the congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the united states, but all duties, imposts, and excises shall be uniform throughout the united states, mr. goodlatte: i now yield to the gentleman from texas, mr. green. mr. green: to borrow money on the credit of the united states, to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the indian tribes, to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the united states, mr. goodlatte: i now yield to the gentleman from florida, mr. nugent. mr. nugent:to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures, to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the united states, to establish post offices and post roads, to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the excl
are protected by armed guards at their schools. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitest hypocrite when it comes to protection for their kids. >> the nra suffered a big loss in new york today with governor andrew cuomo signing into law the toughest gun control legislation in the country, strengthening the state's existing assault weapons ban. >> going to put rules in place that actually protect innocent people in society. that is what the state of new york is doing today. and it says common sense can win. and good people can win. and you can actually get government to work and get good things to happen. you can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense. >> the nra immediately released this statement. these gun control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime, sadly, the new york legislature gave no consideration to that reality while lawmakers could have taken a step towards strengthening mental health reporting. instead, they opted for stopping the rights of g
tax fraud has ballooned in recent years. the report comes from the treasury inspector general for tax administration. it finds that in 2010 more than 91,000 inmates claimed more than $758 million in fraudulent refunds. that's more than double the year before. the i rest stopped most of the fraudulent refunds from actually getting into the hands of prisoners but $35 million still slipped through the cracks. and a number of fraudulent prisoner tax refunds continue to increase in 2011. and 2012. but the irs has yet to put a number on these bogus refunds. it is amazing how this can happen. >> unbelievable. >> time to do a little bit more organizing apparently. >> don't send tax refund paperwork and forms to prisons. that might be a good way to stop that. >> if the address says -- >> you have to be clear. >> thanks jess. >>> christopher kennedy lawford is here to talk about the new book about recovery. and the book signing he's having in our area tonight. >> there they are in our green room. former congressman patrick kennedy also here to [ ma aouer wenvedom tsee thnosorey ut abt eibo whe
the city counsel stopped the increase of taxes. >> today, mavericks will begin get southing -- setting up the festival which is expected to be packed with visitors. >> way too many customers and probably not enough food. >> a high surf advisory has beenish issued. authorities are morning to be careful with the waves like this one. stay tuned coverage on the mavericks surfing competition. you can watch online at ktvu.com or use our mobile ap. >>> if you are heading out to the beach today, you want to avoid the water because the waves are coming in. >>> sure, the sneaker waves are exactly what they are called. they can wash you out, especially the little ones oen the beaches. be prepared if you are going out there. it's going to be a nice beach day, just be prepared. look at the golden sun, plenty in store. we will continue with the cool conditions at least in the next hour or so. a rapid warm up. here's a look at what we are expecting, anywhere from 8 to 10 feet today. out at mavericks for the afternoon tomorrow, the waves hitting 30 feet and above. it's going to be a great day to observe
million r tax adjustment and $376 million from something and $700 million from reduced mortgage loan loss. jamie dimon said challenges still exist but as we look forward to 2013 -- let me finish this thought, we look forward -- we remain optimistic. we're committed to doing our part to speed the recovery of the housing market and we continue to see favorable credit conditions across our wholesale loan portfolios. at first blush. go ahead, andrew. introduce chris. >> chris whalen is here to respond to these numbers. i'm here to say they also put out on their website today. what do you make of these numbers? >> similar to welles making up a lot of earnings numbers with cost cutting, very important. a little light on revenue, i think the story of most banks going into 2013. my guess is interest margins continuing to squeeze because of the fed. >> that's not going to get better. >> the benefit from the fed has gone by on net and tt an alarmi rate and the time's gone >> what's your thoughts on loan growth. >> as jamie said he's trying hard to put on assets, everyone in the industry is. but wit
taxes, to recover the momentum of our economy and reward the effort and enterprise of working americans. we will build our defenses beyond challenge, lest weakness invite challenge. we will confront weapons of mass destruction, so that a new century is spared new horrors. the enemies of liberty and our country should make no mistake america remains engaged in the world by history and by choice, shaping a balance of power that favors freedom. we will defend our allies and our interests. we will show purpose without arrogance. we will meet aggression and bad faith with resolve and strength. and to all nations, we will speak for the values that gave our nation birth. america, at its best, is compassionate. in the quiet of american conscience, we know that deep, persistent poverty is unworthy of our nation's promise. and whatever our views of its cause, we can agree that children at risk are not at fault. abandonment and abuse are not acts of god, they are failures of love. and the proliferation of prisons, however necessary, is no substitute for hope and order in our souls. where there is
. >> for decades we've been told don't tax the upper class because the less tax they have, the better it is for the middle class. true or false? >> false. the idea of the job creators belies -- the truth about the economy is the vast middle class, everybody is aspiring to join the middle class, they are the job creators because their spending creates jobs. >> we've been sold on this for years. >> i don't know why they've been sold on this. trickle-down economics, the idea if you give more tax breaks to people at the top and companies at the top, you're going to create jobs, has been proven over and over again to be false. >> some amazing insight. what's next for robert reich? he says if the president asks, he would go back to washington. as for now he loves teaching at cal and just released his latest book called "beyond outraged. "you can find the segment on nbcbayarea.com/the interview. >>> new details in the hostage standoff in algeria. the u.s. confirms one american worker at the natural gas complex is dead. the plant is located in northern africa in the sahara desert about 800 mi
the california's budget picture is ing a lot rosier. >>> governor brown's prop 30 tax measure is in effect in california's budget picture is looking a lot rosier. >> it does, but there's some question now about how the governor got it top billing on the ballot. here's melissa griffin. an appeals court has ruled on a sneaky move by the governor. >> exactly. there's a reason why his measure was the top of the ticket. and molly monger's competing tax measure was far down on the ticket. and they revealed it was a abuse of power. generally the conventional wisdom is things at the top of the ballot have a better chance of passings, the further down they get on the ballot, they are more likely to vote no or not vote. how do we decide what order things go on the ballot. traditionally it's been determined by who gets their signatures in first. in last year's election, the pta backed income tax for education got their signatures in first so they should have been at the top of the ballot. jerry brown was in a pickle. he needed his prop 30 on the ballot and needed
to the needs of our time. we must harvest new ideas and technology that we make our government, revamp our tax cuts come reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder and learn more and retire. but -- and reach higher. while the means change, the purpose and doors. a nation that rewards the effort and determination of each and every american, that is what this we believe every citizen deserves a measure of dignity. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care. we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and invested in the generation that will build its future. we remember the lessons of our past. twilight years were spent in poverty. a tablet disability had nowhere to turn. we do not believe that freedom is reserved for the lucky or happiness for the few. we recognize that men matter how responsibly we live our lives any one of us at any of our times may face a job loss or a home slipped away in a terrible storm. the commitments we make to each other do not zap our nation, th
share of taxes but he's another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. >> reporter: the white house had no reaction to this nra accusation. and the coming gun control fight the white house expects very intense resistance on capitol hill to a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban and limiting the weapon magazines and the president will fight both but nd the biggest on fight is putting nk y gun sales under backglownd checks.ates >>> the leading "time" magazine cover shows michael bloomberg, vice president joe biden and former congressman gabrielle giffords who survived a shooting two years ago. for more on the politics john for more dickerson joins us now, john good mor good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start first with this new nra ad which criticizes the president as an elite ihypocrite crit and brings the president's daughters into the fight.the fight. is this getting personal? >> well it's already been pretty personal, but, yes, this is -- this is a very incendiary i message to the nra members and also, though, it's trying to
and the issues we deal with in the coast and trying to tie that to the tax base and relate that both from a local regional perspective but also a national perspective. when you look at it, 30% of this nation's g.d.p. comes from the gulf coast. you look at the population increase we've had. since 1970, there has been 109% increase in the gulf coast region. the people are there, the vulnerabilities are there but also it is significant to what it provides to the nation. from the states perspective and also from the gulf we recognize that healthy ecosystems also can mean healthy economies. from louisiana, what we have taken -- what we believe is a very good first effort the addressing the vulnerabilities that exist in reducing that risk is with the state's matter of fact plan which is a long- term plan to reduce the economic significance and reduce the risk across the coast. we believe we can achieve protection for all coastal communities. it is that resource that is important. the states provide and the gulf provides to the nation, it if it is going to be afforded through the nation. we believe with
that we find ourselves in a place of sort of catastrophic outcomes, taxes and the livestock impact this year. so what does it take? it takes focusing event but it takes having had an event and the use of the window of that event to plan and engage the public and leadership at the same time. but as don and margaret and treachery are also saying, it's also supporting our collaboration and -- between research and management that puts information into practice on an ongoing basis. the last thing that you require in the case of it is to put out a research project and some comes back three years later with the paper and said you had a drought. which is usually how it operates. so we can't borrow one watch to tell them the time but it has to be much more active in terms of a collaborative framework between research and management. that being said, we also know the things that we should be doing. luc pointed out too many of them, and the very same things we as people do during a drought is what we asked them to do before a drought, on water efficiency, conservatism, it's one. why is that c
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of the new year many will be wondering why. >> the check smaller. that is because the payroll tax holiday is over as part of the economic stimulus plan. >> all american saw a 2 percent cut in their social security payroll tax. which dropped from 6.2 down to 4.2. the tax cut was not renewed by congress, so the tax reverted back to where it was in 2010. so expect to percent less in your take- home pay. >> beverage co. coca-cola says, it must work with communities to fight obesity. >> the company's debut in this video on national cable news network. >> the two-minute video will encourage people to be mindful of calories and how can affect wait. >> the company says, the point is the video is to emphasize what coca-cola is doing to offer customers help the options. >> i will look a frost in thand freeze advisory warning coming up in my next report. i have never encountered such a burning sensation... until i had the shingles. it was like a red rash. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i had no idea it came from chickenpox. it's something you never want to encounter. for mor
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on "the voice" -- >> we'll have more on that in a couple of moments. >>> coming up, the tax that is back, making paychecks smaller. >>> michelle obama celebrates her birthday and the president's upcoming inaugural with a brand new do. first this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, the ceo of the charity lance armstrong founded speaks out. >>> and a dog that looks like a simpson's character? we'll introduce you to tuna, after your local news. pleasures can simply hurt. the sadness, anxiety, the loss of interest. the fatigue and aches and pains. depression hurts. cymbalta can help with many symptoms of depression. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens, you have unusual changes in behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not for children under 18. people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs includ
out with an ad targeting people in new york, by the way we don't have the state income tax in texas and also more money in your pocket so you can buy more ammo. which i thought was a pretty interesting appeal-- >> sean. >> sean: go ahead. >> i was born in new york. i was born 20 miles southwestern new york where a crazed gunman shot two, two volunteer firefighters. this is the same guy, sean, that 20-some odd years ago he bludgeoned his mom to death with a hammer and so badly the coroner couldn't recognize her. they sentham to jail and he got out. and go figure, got a gun, three weeks ago, woke up one morning with his house on fire, laid in wait behind some bushes for volunteer firefighters to arrive and the shot two of them dead and rather than sheldon silver the speaker of the house looking in the mirror and saying this is my fault for not making harsher punishment against these criminals, what do they do? they institute a weapons ban. i mean, it's just ridiculous and of all the foolish things they weren't smart enough to exempt their own police officers from it. >> can i speak to
to join in. on the stimulus package, you know why there were so many tax cuts in the stimulus package? he was hoping to get republicans to come in on that. because guess what? republicans are for tax breaks. we all know what the president's space was unprecedented, a set of republican leaders who said from the outset, our number one task is to make sure this president fails. no president had seen that. and understand, we were on the cusp of something almost like the great depression here and republicans stood fast and said our number one priority -- mitch mcconnell, to see the president fail. that's unprecedented. >> i agree that there is some lack of precedent on that. but there is also lack of precedent on the amount of big-ticket items that were passed with nothing but democrat loads. >> listen. >> and it has not helped. i think it's fermented a -- you know, an environment that's become increasingly uncivil. >> all right. we have exhausted this subject. i want to move on quickly and i don't have a lot of time. i want to talk about you said the president seemed antagonistic and other p
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and try and put pressure from the ground through, the way they've done on the tax issue that we just saw. >> megyn: that's interesting, they've sort of been avoiding congress because president obama has been hinting at this for some time. when he has pressure, why aren't you reaching out more, why don't you glad-hand and have a game of golf and form relationships so things can get done and be the bigger man. he sort of said, well, you can't deal with those guys, the house republicans, tough to deal with those guys, they're not going to talk to me and what i need to do go directly to the american people, he think that's how he achiefs success. and this group will go directly to the american people because they have millions and millions of e-mails and contacts for them. >> they've built the best campaign machine we've ever seen and tops president clinton arguably the best before in campaign history. and they have the e-mails and social media things they do, they-- a lot of that is about information gathering, they're able to get the names of people and access them directly, essentially go
the payroll tax cut. other issues like student loan rates that were going to go up. he went out to the american people, made his case and put pressure on congress in the end won on those battles, bill. >> bill: as you know you have been reporting on republicans who seem intent on the president and vice president. some of his biggest battles may be by democrats. >> this will be decided by swing votes. joe manchin in west virginia. right after newtown he suggested that he was going to flip on this. open to gun control, maybe supporting an assault weapons ban. this week joe manchin is pouring cold water on that and seems to be back pedaling. al franken is up for re-election. today he put out statement saying in principle he supports a ban on assault weapons but didn't say he supports legislation to do that. what the fear is i'm told by one top democratic senator an assault weapons ban suggests the president is taking weapons away that plays into republican arguments like marco rubio who said this today on fox. >> there is a second amendment. i didn't write the constitution. i belie
a spate of taxing health issues though the challenges have been largely overcome, it's time to make a change in my profl lifestyle. he did not elaborate on his health problems. >>> the number of freshman applicants to attend the system for the 2013 ool year marks a record high. nearly 175,000 students have applied to attend a university of california school next fall. that is a 10.7% increase over last fall. largest increase is at u.c. santa cruz with 16.9% jump for applicants. u.c. berkeley saw the smallest with 9.7%. >> a 13-year-old boy scout is teaching up with san jose firefighters to help make a difference for burn victims. yesterday afternoon, he donated a nintendo wii and other supplies to the valley medical center burn unit. he received help from the foundation that facilitated it. >> to recover from a fatal, this helps them have sun and recover at the same time. >> jack raised more than $1500 to buy the stuff. he says he came up with the idea for the scouting project because his mother is a nurse in the burn unit. >>> coming up next, we're behind the rest of the country bu
cnn. >> if you thought tax hikes would keep people from traveling this year, you may be wrong. >> according to surveys, more executives are planning to travel for business. if you top the save a few bucks, they may be taking the bus. >> if you think it's crowded on the roads and the errors, it's going to get more crowded. business travelers are hitting the road in greater numbers according to a survey and one by frequent business traveler magazine. business travel is far from smooth sailing. travel agents said the cheap issues when it comes to booking trips with limited seat availability and keeping costs down. meantime, business travelers complained of inconsistent experience and almost 3/4 said wi-fi was a huge factor when choosing an airline or hotel. companies like mega bus and greyhound have been experimenting with wi-fi hoping to attract more business travelers. it seems to be working according to a study. bus services saw more growth than either eye or rail travel. who knew? >> coming up, wall street has a sign that apple is responding and the smart phone market could b
there pushing for action. >> reporter: tax reform, entitlement, jobs and spending among the top issues for americans. gun control, climate change and international affairs are also on the agenda. you really don't have four years now. it will start to slip away very quickly. you've got to set some priorities because the president's time, the secretary of state's time, secretary of defense's time is pretty limited. you better know what you want to a believe in this three years or so. >> reporter: -- want to achieve in this three years or so. >> reporter: so will the outside ga really work? former insiders aren't sure. >> i think that's a new way to play it, a tough and dicey way to play it. >> reporter: the new harder line was evident from democrats on meet the press, senator schumer pushing back they've months on the budget in exchange for cooperation on the debt ceiling. republican senator roy blunt of missouri says president obama should study president lincoln. >> when hard things get done, they get done because a president decided he was going to do what was necessary to get them
a risk to public safety. >>> many jobs and programs are being saved thanks to governor brown's tax initiative. they no longer plan to get rid of all librarian positions. art and music teaching jobs are being saved. they need to implement five furlough days and increase the personal income tax on high income earners and increase the sales tax for four years. >>> this is raising questions about who will inspect the construction work on the first section of california's high-speed rail system. the current plan calls for whoever lands the contract, construction will also have to hire the inspectors. and they will report to the rail authority but the engineer's union said will could be a conflict of interest. and independent inspectors are needed. high-speed rail officials said it will be rigorous and the agency will be able to add more inspectors if necessary. >>> san mateo transit district will buy new hybrid buses. they have been in service since the 1980s. sam trance said it will save fuel. >>> thousands of meat and poultry products are being recalled because of possible listeria co
and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder and learn more, reach higher. while the means will change, our purpose endures. nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single american. that is what this moment requires, that is what will give the people, still believe in every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. [ applause ] for we remember the lessons of our past when twilight years were spent in poverty and parents of a child with a disability had no where to turn. we do not believe that anyone country freedom is reserved for the lucky or happiness for the few. we recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss or a sudden illness or a h
in limited government. >> yeah. >> that believe in low taxes and you times call racist-- >> until you open up your tent you're going to have these problems within the republican party. >> talk the tent of marco rubio being open, michael. >> you're naming, one, two, or five people. you need to have millions of people not just five. >> we will have millions of people. >> you haven't had recently. >> sean: he did vote for the most liberal agenda in the history of the country, maybe his politics have changed, maybe he's trying to stay relevant. >> or maybe he's trying to improve the party. >> sean: maybe he should give specific examples. >> that's what i would ask him. >> sean: and if republicans are wrong in instances admit it and move on. i think that's fair. food to see you. ann coulter is straight ahead and then he we sent two former navy steals to see "zero dark thirty," and they set the record straight on the capture of bin laden and enhanced interrogation techniques and you'll have that debate. log on to our special companion site hannity live and follow the loive show. go to hannitylive .
plan, it had 20% tax cuts in it and it didn't balance the budget for another 30 years. it was not a deficit reduction -- >> let me make a point about that. >> jared, go ahead. >> listen to this. this is underappreciated. the paul ryan budget plan required an increase in the debt ceiling. let's be very clear about that. i completely agree with jonathan on this. in fact, these are people who pose as budget hawks. they're really chicken hawks. >> those are the people who are going after chuck hagel who didn't serve in vietnam. >> varijared, the president yesterday in talking about proposals to deal with the issue of gun violence mentioned the idea of employing another 14,000 police officers as part of a gun control package. okay? >> right. >> but doesn't that have the double value of not only increasing protections but also actually employing people? >> right. when i heard that -- >> but is that -- does that come under the word stimulus that paul ryan finds unacceptable. >> i'm afraid if you call it stimulus it may not happen, but yes. but yes, you're right. one of the th
leverage, right? that was something that boehner tried to do with his whole plan "b" during the tax thing. and when he couldn't do that, then suddenly he lost all leverage. so that's the name of the game number one. and then the second part is what david was talking about there, which is they are trying to figure out how to basically move away from the debt limit as a part of this argument, and that's -- it's easier said than done. they know where they should be having this spending argument, and that is with funding the government. whether they can get the rank and file to that place is another story. and that's why the white house's strategy is go ahead and pass something. you've got that whole dollar-for-dollar spending cuts to debt limit, go ahead and give it a shot. see how you come up with it because the white house doesn't believe that boehner can pass a bill that even meets his own standard of dollar for dollar. >> and i would just add, i think the view among top republicans, republican leaders, is that the well is so poisoned by president obama. i mean, this goes beyond, you know
will resign at the end of august. for what of taxing health issues". he planning to return to teaching law at u-c berkeley. yudof has been president of the 10-campus system since 2008. he oversaw some tumultuous times. including deep cuts in state funding and academic programs. sharp increases in tuition. and several rowdy on-campus protests. >> visitors to california beaches are being asked to be extra careful when they are near the water this weekend. the weather is expected to to bring warm powerful waves. the coast guard and national park service are warning swimmers and boaters to be on the lookout for rip tides and sneaker waves that could reach up of 20 feet. the weather is good news for spectators headed to the mavericks big surf contest near half moon bay on sunday. >> the weather looks great for the beaches. temperatures today made it in the upper 60s. oakland, 68 degrees. and san jose, mid '60s. san francisco, 64. right now, these current numbers in the 50s for the most part. cooling down to 40's. these numbers are going to get pretty chilly again for tonight. the north bay vall
-third of the low-income workers. they have been given 18 tax breaks by mr. obama, as he keeps telling us, so they've got theirs. big businesses are mimicking profit, wallowing in bonuses. they can pay the minimum wage. i just read -- wrote a letter to the head of walmart is that, "look, you grows over $300 billion in u.s.. this will cost you less than $2 billion to take a million or so of your workers up to $10.50. he would get less turnover and more productivity and will sleep better at night." >> how does wal-mart's wages here compared to wages elsewhere, worldwide? >> in western europe, for example, walmart has stores, employees. they have to give them a paid vacation. they're often -- they all have health care because it is universal, government health care. they have to give them paid sick leave, including family sick leave. they have better benefits because they are required to do it. so why is walmart treating european workers, and in some respect canadian workers -- in ontario, the minimum wage is $10.25, not $7.25 here in the u.s. why is walmart to the workers in foreign countries so bet
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